Bernard Kerik: No Indication Pardon Was Coming


Former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said he was “shocked” to be pardoned by President Trump.

Kerik told WOR’s “Len Berman and Michael Riedel” that he applied for a pardon about three years ago under President Obama, but nothing ever came of that. He said there was no indication that this was coming and admits hearing the news was emotional.

“I was shocked, surprised, thankful and I’ve gotta be honest I’m thankful not only for what he did for me but what he did for the others,” Kerik said.

Kerik was one of a number of people who were pardoned or had their sentence commuted by President Trump on Tuesday. Kerik said he was deserving of the pardon because of his career of service and his work after his prison sentence.

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